Police name tourist in jet ski death


A 68-year-old cruise ship passenger from the United States who died on Thursday while on a jet ski ride with her husband was named by police yesterday.

Kathleen Emam was on a tour off Daniel’s Head in Sandys when she fell off the back of the jet ski and lost consciousness just after 2pm. Life-saving efforts were carried out as she was taken by boat to Mangrove Bay public dock.

Resuscitation efforts were continued on shore by the Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and by ambulance personnel as she was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

But Ms Emam was later pronounced dead by doctors.

The couple, who were on the Norwegian Escape, travelled from their home in New York. A liaison officer has been assigned to assist the family.

A police spokesman said there did not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and the cause of death was being investigated.

A Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman said last night the company was “saddened” by the death of its passenger.

She added: “The guest sustained fatal injuries as a result of a jet ski incident during an island excursion organised independently in Bermuda.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased’s family and friends during this difficult time.”

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Published Aug 24, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 24, 2019 at 8:00 am)

Police name tourist in jet ski death

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